Red arrow or ‘Frecciarossa’ – that will be the future brand name of the ETR700 type trains. Currently, Hitachi Rail and Trenitalia are performing trials with these 250 km/u fast trains originally built for the Dutch and Belgian railways in the Tuscany region. Ferrovie.it has published a video.
The units on the network right now are repainted silver, as shown in the picture below. ETR700.16 is one of 17 units that Trenitalia wants to operate in the near future. There is/was a lot of speculation about when the ‘new’ trains would enter service. First services are now scheduled to start in December of this year.
We are eagerly awaiting the introduction of the final livery design for the ETR700s.